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Falling for It

  • Najib Benouar

We’re suckers for some well-tailored windowpane checks and boiled wool—even if we’re safely into warm-weather territory right now. And lately, nobody has been doing it better than Lubiam. They’ve just unveiled their newest offerings for fall 2012, and they don’t disappoint. There’s a pleasantly surprising amount of red (it might be too early to call it, but we’re predicting a brighter-than-usual fall), unlined wool blazers and the typically handsome Italian-ness you’ve come to expect from their L.B.M. 1911 and Luigi Bianchi Mantova lines.

We’ve picked out some of their most inventive and crave-worthy fall gear after the jump.»

LBM 1911 Returns

There are a handful of brands guaranteed to drive the Italophile bloggers crazy—your Isaias, your Bogliolis—but for some reason, LBM 1911 attracts more lust-worthy glares than any other.

Part of it’s the price point—LBM is the more affordable counterpart to Lubiam, so they manage quite a few aristocratic items for plebian amounts—but it’s also just plain good stuff. Their stock in trade is the subtly checked blazer, but it’s usually a little more windswept than the Cucinelli counterpart—just that much easier to wear.

And if you need firsthand evidence of all that accessible elegance, look no further than their newly arrived spring/summer ’12 lookbook—featuring as many lust-inspiring blazers as we’ve ever seen in one place. Well, at least outside of Yoox...

A closer look at LBM’s spring/summer catalog»